Colorado Rockies Rundown: Lyles, Murphy, Flande, Arenado, Chacin

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Sep 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher G. Germen (62) is met by catcher T. Murphy (30) after he earned a save in the sixteenth inning. Rockies won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Your morning rundown — news, notes, analysis, and more — on the biggest stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies for this Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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All of a sudden, the Colorado Rockies are playing good baseball again! Who’da thunk that when the games don’t matter, and their opponents’ games also don’t matter (hey Padres fans!), that the Rockies would rise to the occasion once or twice at home and win a few games handily?!

This is when baseball is fun, so fellas, can we do this next April? And then next May? And then next June, and July? I’d even take an August or September collapse just to kind of be in the conversation up until that point, ya know?! But I digress. Things can change quickly and I suppose this team could still have a five game losing streak in them before the season ends.

Ok. Here’s what’s going down in today’s edition of the rundown:

  • Jordan Lyles is back on track, throwing a simulated game on his journey back to health (and the rotation!)
  • Tom Murphy‘s big night on Saturday night saw him achieve his first Major League hit, and his first Major League home run.
  • Yohan Flande was hit with a comebacker on Saturday night and left the game early. Updates here.
  • More Nolan Arenado MVP talk — but this time, it’s coming from people who, you know, might have an inside track on what they’re talking about.
  • Finally, former Colorado Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin has a future with the Arizona Diamondbacks!

Lots to discuss! Let’s cover today’s news and notes around the Colorado Rockies.

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